Calm-looking Malema at court

2012-11-30 09:49

Polokwane - Wearing a dark suit with a striking red tie Julius Malema sat with his hands comfortably on his lap ahead of proceedings at the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane on Friday.

The axed ANC Youth League president greeted members of the media with a warm smile, getting up to shake hands with some.

Malema showed no signs of worry, as he prepared to face charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering .

Outside the court, the police presence was high as promised.

Rolls of barbed wire and heavily armed police officers were placed at the entrance and surrounding areas.

A street away from the court, loud music was heard where Malema supporters had gathered since Thursday night.

No disruptions were reported.

  • squeegee.pilot - 2012-11-30 09:54

    Can't fool me, he's wearing nappies...

      kala.bafazi - 2012-11-30 09:58

      The police put up barbed wire to acclamatise him to his future views.

      lownabester - 2012-11-30 10:15

      hahaha, And Jub Jub's sentencing is also today, going down big time, They will be doing fine in jail together.

      jackal666.daniel - 2012-11-30 10:36

      Because all the right people are bribed already

      mart.botha - 2012-11-30 11:18

      has he fired his lily white attorney yet, or is he saving that card??

      zambezi.river - 2012-11-30 12:13

      My President!

  • carl.debeer.52 - 2012-11-30 09:56

    That is one face I will not miss...pls SA judicial system do your job properly!

  • kala.bafazi - 2012-11-30 09:57

    Good luck Juju NOT!!!!!!!!!

  • annelise.venter.77 - 2012-11-30 09:57

    Obviously he is going to smile...he is to stupid to know what is going on around him!

      thadelphukem.completely - 2012-11-30 11:01

      Bwhahahahahahahaha Best comment I've read all day... Get yourself a Bells!!!

  • flysouth - 2012-11-30 10:00

    How nice that we have not had to suffer the rantings of this fool for a while now! I guess when you are defending yourself against criminal charges and a SARS investigation you have bigger problems to deal with than trying to steal land from the white people! Just as Zuma and company had guessed would be the case!

      mandla.dlamini.524 - 2012-11-30 11:19

      who steal to who, when, how, a land was stolen, a land was never bought, who sold the land who bought the land. does god issued any receipt of land to who, when, how it look like

      werner.nel.712 - 2012-11-30 11:39

      Mandla, and you get your food for free ne!

      flysouth - 2012-11-30 11:41

      Sure Mandla - God made the land but he does not control it, or issue title deeds to people who buy it (they are called 'owners' BTW) - people do that! Maybe you missed old Fatboy's many and very publicly reported rants about taking back the land without compensation?

  • fnxusani - 2012-11-30 10:03

    Why bother reporting about this crap!!! No more news of interest news24? And stop calling him as former ANCYL president you must said Disgraced Malema!

      marius.j.rensburg.3 - 2012-11-30 10:33

      a.k.a "Hero to Zero" Malema.

      fnxusani - 2012-11-30 11:19

      Or juliarse hole Malema!!!the moron.

  • darryl.rebello.90 - 2012-11-30 10:03

    Julius should start working on his health issues from now on...and take up golf as well after he gets convicted and spends about a month in prison hospital before release on parole...this is why he is so relaxed

  • webstorm.isp.5 - 2012-11-30 10:07

    Why shouldn't he be calm? He knows it will just be swept under the carpet, its the precedence these days

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-11-30 10:11

      Probably not as he is not a Zuma man anymore. He is going to jail.

  • chris.pienaar3 - 2012-11-30 10:12

    Only the foolhardy keep smiling in the face of adversity- I believe he is calm because he has a false sense of accountability due to ignorance or lack of comprehension about his charges and the consequences.

      beverly.young3 - 2012-11-30 10:32

      Oh absolutely....almost?? psychotic? not having any feelings, no accountablility? something like that..... actually scary...

      mart.botha - 2012-11-30 11:21

      Cognitive ability of millions made from his mould is seriously underdeveloped.....scientifically proved. So this tick would probably be smiling as he is about to be 're-arranged' by a freight train.

  • mmoledis - 2012-11-30 10:17

    Malema is nothing before the law, if South African courts have no eyes then if he did wrong he must then face the music and dance as no one is above the law and we do not want corrupt leaders in this country as young as he is, what about if he is a grown up politician and occupying high post in government it seems things will be worse. He should learn from his mistakes and just go to school as that is the only thing that will help him know what is right and what is wrong.

  • ian.robertreid - 2012-11-30 10:30

    If u don,t keep yr dog on a leash he becomes a problem?

  • alfred.neumann.142 - 2012-11-30 10:31

    Do his minions really believe that gathering en mass outside the court and singing some self righteous "struggle" song or something about shooting someone is really going to make the judge think, "Hmm. Looks like the people outside really seem to like this guy. I should probably just let him go"?

  • obadia.segwape - 2012-11-30 10:37

    vavi juju vavi oh sory VIVA JUJU VIVA

  • daniel.mogale.94 - 2012-11-30 10:39

    Calm but guilty................12years.

  • charl.malan.12 - 2012-11-30 10:40

    Ja because his dark suit and striking red tie will save him, what a joke!!

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-11-30 10:42

    He is smiliing because whilst he had a good nights sleep in his comfortable bed those stupid idiots spent the night sitting in the cold on a hard pavement so that they can prove their idiocy. Hope dies hard, I wonder if he even sent them something to eat whilst they were ruffing it up. Read on of his cousins scored a nice R63 mil tender, I wonder now who influenced that one. Sorry JuJu I believe that at the moment the coin flip was not in your favour.

  • rudi.debeer.5 - 2012-11-30 10:42

    The rantings will come soon......

  • SarelJBotha - 2012-11-30 10:44

    Outside maybe calm, but I am sue that inside he was not at all so calm.

      jaburonnie.jabu - 2012-11-30 11:22

      do u no money can buy a poor judge of the constitutional court, ask zuma and shaik about money

  • ernest.letsoalo - 2012-11-30 10:47

    Malema is not above the law,so is his father Zuma..if he is guilty,he must go to jail,full stop..but who is investigating Zuma?*really concerned*

      jannie.beirowski - 2012-11-30 11:20

      I am trying to get the book "Zuma Exposed" by the investigative reporter Adriaan Basson printed 15/11/2012. This is the book President Jacob Zuma does not want you to read. From Shaik to 'The Spear', award-winning investigative journalist Adriaan Basson reveals the truth behind Jacob Zuma's presidency of the ANC and South Africa. From one bad decision to another, this explosive, roller-coaster account traces the unravelling of a likeable but deeply flawed leader who came to power as victim, not visionary. Basson forensically unpacks the charges against Zuma and reveals a president whose first priority is to serve and protect his own, rather than the 50 million people he was elected to lead. To be published on the eve of the ANC elective con-ference in Mangaung, this is essential reading for any South African who cares about the country they live in.

  • betsie.ackerman - 2012-11-30 10:48

    I think deep down he's sh*tting himself. What a wonderful day it would be seeing Jubjub and Juju in jail together.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2012-11-30 11:16

      Just heard on SAfm that Jub Jub's sentencing has been postponed.

  • manamela.moshe - 2012-11-30 11:00

    Let the game begin!

  • Prince Kgwale - 2012-11-30 11:04

    Money laundering only so where did u see those additional charges Mr editor?

  • mandla.dlamini.524 - 2012-11-30 11:10

    are all world richest, billionnaires, millionnaires their hands clean, just,innocent,oh my contryman lend me your ears, few yrs ago only one man who show sympathetic,conscient,mike suttleworth.shocking rating some riches people, one may have the amount equal to almost 40 contries budget in africa. is there a really justice for those who dies because of hunger,is it the will of god, some of these billionnaires their hands are not clean for the whole world where you can find the.

      jannie.beirowski - 2012-11-30 11:28

      If it is the will of your god that people should die of hunger, why do you blame the whites? According to your analysis the whites should be respected for being the tools of your god to let your people die of hunger. Then you should be up against Zuma for trying to prevent the whites from being the tools of your god. The God of the whites would not want people to die of hunger.

      tessarochelle - 2012-11-30 12:06

      You need some serious grammar lessons Mandla

      ardenharvey - 2012-11-30 13:13

      what on earth has the worlds rich and starving ppl got to do with the charges Malema faces?

  • jaburonnie.jabu - 2012-11-30 11:19

    king juju malema is an important man in other communities,

      ardenharvey - 2012-11-30 12:56

      now he is a king????

  • tsietsi.callies1 - 2012-11-30 11:26

    we s south africans we wnt go farward coz we always plot people n claim dat dis is freedom country

      Pulverturm - 2012-11-30 11:45

      I beg your pardon? I couldn't quite understand that!

  • matsutle.aphane - 2012-11-30 11:27

    malema has done a noble decision that of facing his criminal charges,,!

      Pulverturm - 2012-11-30 11:46

      LOL, he didn't have a choice, there was no decision on his part as to whether he wanted to faces these charges or not!

  • matsutle.aphane - 2012-11-30 11:32

    the terreble jjjs must all face the law,, juju,jub,, jub where is the last j? jacob zuma he must face the law too,,,!

  • ardenharvey - 2012-11-30 13:14

    Papa wag vir jou...

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